Source: Pacific Current Names Valentino President | Big Island Now
By Big Island Now Staff
Pacific Current, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI), has named Scott Valentino as its new president.
“With an extensive and diverse background in energy and infrastructure, Scott brings strategic insight and relevant leadership experience to Pacific Current,” said HEI President and CEO Connie Lau. “We are confident he will help us build a strong team and position Pacific Current to help advance Hawai‘i’s environmental and economic goals through investments in sustainable infrastructure.”
Valentino previously served as the vice president of finance at Altagas, a Canadian diversified energy infrastructure company, where he oversaw the financial, commercial, market assessment and strategy functions for the company’s subsidiary U.S. Power. For 10 years, he served in financial, strategic and business development roles at NRG, a leading power industry company, where he was involved in many projects including a potential waste-to-energy project in Hawai‘i. Valentino has also advised businesses on implementing economic value-added management systems in energy, food, retail, telecommunications, transportation, logistics, publishing and real estate for nearly a decade while working at the independent strategy consulting boutique Stern Stewart.
As president at Pacific Current, Valentino will be building and maintaining the company’s portfolio of sustainable infrastructure projects in Hawai‘i. The company’s portfolio currently includes solar-plus-storage projects under development at five University of Hawai‘i campuses and the 60-megawatt Hamakua Energy power plant in Honoka‘a on Hawai‘i Island. The projects aim to contribute to the state’s economic development and its 100% renewable energy goal by 2045.
“I am excited to join Pacific Current and to further its work to improve access to clean energy and advance sustainable solutions for our state,” said Valentino. “I look forward to working with community partners to build a better and brighter future for Hawai‘i.”